A long time customer of ours, for whom we have been making a turn-key box build for a number of years, asked for our engineering help for a new project. They needed our engineering services to take their conceptual idea and move it toward a production model. We happily obliged. It was a great idea. The new product would sell on its own and could be bundled with as a perfect compliment for their existing product. They wanted to promote it as much as they could and needed a prototype soon for the upcoming trade show season. Our engineering team met several times to make sure the design concept was clear. We went to work and soon had a prototype box made out of wood. The gearing and storage were just right for their needs.
Now it was time to make a metal prototype, with no time to waste. Trade shows were coming up and we had to act fast. Our metal supplier worked in lock-step with us to create exactly the right component parts. The parts were sock solid with smooth rounded edges, an industrial black finish and skid-resistant footing. Perfect!
Meetings between Paragon and our customer continued to make sure everyone was in the loop. And although the slots, holes, gear lever and molded storage compartments changed slightly over the course of the meetings, the integrity of the original concept was unchanged. The final version met their critical specs with a presentable look of a professional consumer product.
Through this project lessons were learned. The Paragon engineering team was challenged by an inventive new product and met it head on. The experience was one that helped us grow as a department and as a company. So many more challenges lie ahead and the Paragon team is excited to dive into them.
This case study involves a client under NDA so certain details have been withheld.